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Ape, The

Published 1940

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 1:02:23
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: rclo - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 26, 2011
Subject: Poor Guinea Pig!
The guinea pig scene was... beyond words.

Familiar plot: misunderstood scientist who becomes overly zealous in the quest to save mankind. But in spite of (or because of) his dubious methods, mankind benefits, while the only satisfaction afforded the "mad" scientist is in seeing his theory proven, albeit at a cost not all will accept as justified.
Reviewer: Rex Saigon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2009
Subject: Stunt Guinea Pig!
Jump to the scene where Karloff demonstrates his theories to a suspicious investigator by showing him two guinea pigs that he sets on the table. Keep your eye on the one on the right!

All in all, this is a good little picture, with Karloff in typically fine form as the well-meaning, sympathetic scientist driven to dark deeds by circumstances and coincidences beyond his control.
Reviewer: carla_ - favoritefavorite - February 3, 2008
Subject: IMDB-Variety: Plot Summary
from IMDB:
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad
scientist who seeks to cure a young
woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid
from a human to complete the formula
for his experimental serum. Meanwhile,
a vicious circus ape has broken out of
its cage, and is terrorizing
-Written by Marty McKee {}
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2006
Subject: I liked it
The Ape presents the standard tale of a ethically challenged physician searching for the cure to a crippling, deadly disease. His 25-year single-minded quest, exacerbated by the loss of his daughter and wife to the 'paralysis' (resembling polio, though never named), drives him to murder for the key ingredient to a cure.

A killer ape, escaped from a circus, invades his home. He kills it and disguises himself as the ape, which is his eventual undoing, in order to hunt his victim.

Good performances, a few laughs, the Jekyll and Hyde metaphor and an unusual ending with a questionable moral make this a film worth watching.

I downloaded and watched the 256Kb MPEG4 file. The video was OK, but the audio hissed throughout.
Reviewer: GinoFelino - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2006
Subject: The Ape
Low-budget 'Monogram Pictures' film featuring Boris Karloff as a scientist (of questionable sanity and methods) experimenting with a cure for spinal disease. Worth watching for Karloff's fans.
Reviewer: cacevar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2005
Subject: the ape
the ape 1943
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